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Osios Loukas Monastery
Ossios Loukas
Kathorikon
The Monastery of Osios Loukas is a Byzantine ecclesiastical complex built in 10th or 11th century and dedicated to the local holy man of the same name.

The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage together with Meteora Monastery, Daphni Monastery, and Nea Moni in Chios Island.

The entrance is free to see the church building. €3 is required to see the museum (the building in the foreground in the above photo).

The Kathorikon (the main church) is considered to by built during the reing of Constantine IX Monomachos, possibly by his largesse. This makes the Kathorikon contemporary of the Nea Moni in Chios.


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